Free Presbyterian Magazine Articles

Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Psalm 60:4

Reformed in Doctrine, Worship and Practice

The Free Presbyterian Magazine, as originally established, defends reformed doctrine, worship and practice.

Below is an extract from the introductory article in the first issue of this magazine, published in May 1896, by Rev. James Sinclair.

“The following is a brief summary of the principles which we are called upon to emphasise at the present time:

  • The perpetual obligation upon nations, and our nation in particular, to recognise, support, and defend the Church of Christ, Presbyterian in doctrine, worship, and discipline;
  • The use of the Book of Psalms only as to the matter of praise in the worship of God; and as to the manner thereof, singing with the human voice to the exclusion of instrumental music; and
  • The whole doctrine of the Confession of Faith as it relates to the infallibility, inspiration, and authority of the Holy Scriptures, the decrees of God, the atonement, man’s total depravity, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the preaching of the Gospel.

In conclusion, we remark that this magazine will exist for the maintenance of these doctrines, and for bearing testimony against the erroneous tendencies of the times in which we live….”

The magazine maintains the doctrine, worship and practice of the Scottish Reformation. See a selection of articles published below, divided into Doctrine, Worship and Practice. You can find more articles on the main website of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland here.

Also see below. Some Foundational Truths of the Reformed Faith and Beaton on the Doctrine section. And a Lecture on the Sabbath by Rev. Neil Cameron on the Practice section. Under Scottish church History section, there are also biographies of Scottish Reformers, Divines and eminent ministers..

Articles on Doctrine

Some Foundation Truths of the Reformed Faith – by Rev. Donald BeatonThe Reformed theologians made it quite clear that while man was utterly unable to do what was required of him, yet he was not relieved from his responsibility. Points from Theology – by Rev. Donald MacleanNothing is more clearly taught in the Word of God than that without saving faith in…

Articles on Worship

The Regulative Principle – by Rev. H. CartwrightThe words of the title [The Regulative Principle] are not taken from Scripture, but it is a shorthand way of identifying a principle which is Scriptural and has great implications for the whole of Christian life, for the life of the Church as an institution in the world, and particularly for its worship Bible Translations…

Articles on Practice

The Christian in the World – by Rev D. BeatonIt was failure to understand the background that lay behind the two classes between the “natural” man and the “spiritual” man that caused all the trouble in the Corinthian Church and it is the same reason which is at work in our day causing so much trouble in the professing Church The Church…

Articles on Romanism

Synod Resolution regarding The Church of Scotland’s Declaration of Friendship with the Roman Catholic ChurchThe Synod of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland met in Inverness on Wednesday 18th May 2022 desires to place on record its protest against the proposed Declaration of Friendship between the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church. Is the Pope Anti Christ – by Rev.…

Articles on Scottish Church History

George WishartRising from his knees he was bound to the stake, and thrice he cried aloud, “O Saviour of the world, have mercy upon me! Father of heaven, I commend my spirit into thy holy hands! “The fire was kindled. The powder bags blew up. He was sadly scorched, but the captain of the castle, who stood near, perceiving that he was…